"The fact that Things Happen for a Reason is a classic baseball book shouldn’t obscure the fact that it is also a gorgeous piece of pure writing."
—Johnathan Lethem, author of Amnesia Moon and Motherless Brooklyn
"In an age where baseball is dominated by scandal and dollar-lust, it’s nice to know someone still loves the game for the most fundamental reasons. Things Happen for a Reason is a celebration of pure baseball, tracking the career of a pitcher whose perspective is honest and touchingly innocent."
—Bob Klapisch, baseball columnist, The Bergen Record and espn.com